Findings in Fullerenes Reported from Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Application of fullerene C-60 nano-oil for performance enhancement of domestic refrigerator compressors)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Science Letter -- Current study results on Fullerenes have been published. According to news originating from Beijing, People's Republic of China, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "In this work, the fullerene C-60 nano-oil is proposed as a promising lubricant to enhance the performance of domestic refrigerator compressors. The stability of fullerene C-60 nanoparticles dispersed in a mineral oil and the lubrication properties of the nano-oil were investigated experimentally."
Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, "It was confirmed that the nanoparticles steadily suspend in the mineral oil at stationary conditions for a long period of time. The friction coefficients of the nano-oil significantly decrease with increasing the concentration of nanoparticles in the mineral oil, especially at the lower applied loads. The friction coefficients of the nano-oil with the concentration of 1-3 g L-1 are 12.9-19.6% lower than that of pure mineral oil. The applications of the nano-oil with the specific concentration of 3 g L-1 to two domestic refrigerator compressors were examined by compressor calorimeter experiments."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "The results shows the COPs of two compressors were improved by 5.6% and 5.3%, respectively, when the nano-oil was used instead of pure mineral oil."
For more information on this research see: Application of fullerene C-60 nano-oil for performance enhancement of domestic refrigerator compressors. International Journal of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid, 2014;40():398-403. International Journal of Refrigeration-Revue Internationale Du Froid can be contacted at: Elsevier Sci Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, Oxon, England (see also Fullerenes).
The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from M.B. Xing, Beijing Univ Civil Engn & Architecture, Sch Environm & Energy Engn, Beijing 100044, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include R.X. Wang and J.L. Yu.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Carbon, Beijing, Fullerenes, Nanoparticle, Nanotechnology, Emerging Technologies, People's Republic of China
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